Few films are as eagerly awaited as Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film Barbie. The flick already has a huge following as it focuses on one of the world’s most popular toys. Now, Barbie Actress Emma Mackey on casting the project: with a big Barbie sleepover, of course!
The cast of Barbie started filming in a very Barbie way
This shows not only a Barbie. Gerwig’s subversive project features an exciting ensemble cast. “Right from the start we had a sleepover for the Barbies,” Mackey told Empire Magazine. And as with any good night’s sleep, there were games, namely table tennis. “I don’t usually play games,” Mackey admitted. “Because I get so competitive and angry. But Scott [Evans] and I was at the top of the game,” she added of one of her co-stars.
Discussing her experience with the film so far, Mackey gushed Barbie Director Gerwig. “She’s everything I could have dreamed of,” the actor shared. “She’s so dedicated and precise and so childishly passionate about what she’s doing… Her head is spinning the whole time.”
Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” hits theaters in July 2023
In impressive secrecy, all the details about what’s to come Barbie are very (very) under wraps. However, there are probably few who don’t know about the incredibly star-studded cast at this point.
Margot Robbie stars alongside Ryan Gosling as her blonde boyfriend Ken. Mackey is also joined by Will Ferrell, Kate McKinnon, The Umbrella Academys Rita Arya, Shang Chi’s Simu Liu, Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan, Michael Cera, America Ferrera and many more.
Barbie took over Venice Beach, California in June 2022 to film there. And the internet went wild with pictures of Robbie and Gosling in lots of pink. Then People Magazine published a series of photos with various cast members (namely Robbie, Gosling, Ferrera and Ferrell) zooming around on rollerblades.
Filming locations also include London, England, specifically Leavesden Studios. According to IMDb, the film is expected in July 2023 and is currently in post-production, having wrapped up shooting last month.
Emma Mackey has more “Sex Education” and other projects in the works
Mackey is best known for her breakout role as Maeve Wiley on Netflix sex education. Maeve is a teenager who teams up with her classmate Otis to start a sex therapy clinic for her fellow students. Mackey returns for Season 4 of the series, which began filming in August 2022.
But Barbie isn’t her only adventure on the big screen. Mackey played Jacqueline de Bellefort in it Death on the Nile with Gal Gadot. And together with Barbie, Mackey was busy filming a biopic about Emily Brontë. The film, simply titled Emily, Mackey will play the youngest of the famous Brontë sisters and author of the classic novel Wuthering Heights. Directed and written by Frances O’Conner, the film will be released in October 2022.
In her interview with Empire, Mackey describes the stark contrast between her recent roles in Emily and Barbie. “Emily was a sad, dark drama,” Mackey shared. The star said it was a relief to switch to comedy after that, and described Barbie as “light and fun and silly and American and pink”.
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/emma-mackey-says-greta-gerwig-barbie-cast-big-barbie-sleepover.html/ Emma Mackey Says Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ Actor Had a Big Barbie Sleepover